# Excel: How to Convert hh:mm:ss to Minutes

You can use the following formula in Excel to convert hh:mm:ss into minutes:

`=((HOUR(B2)*60)+MINUTE(B2)+(SECOND(B2)/60))`

This particular formula converts the hours, minutes and seconds in cell B2 into minutes.

For example, if cell B2 contains 1:23:30 to represent 1 hour, 23 minutes and 30 seconds, then this formula will return 83.50 to represent 83.50 minutes.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

## Example: Convert hh:mm:ss to Minutes in Excel

First, let’s enter the following dataset in Excel that shows the time (in hours, minutes and seconds) that it took for various athletes to finish some task: Next, we can type the following formula into cell C2 to convert the time in cell B2 into minutes:

`=((HOUR(B2)*60)+MINUTE(B2)+(SECOND(B2)/60))`

We can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column C: By default, Excel will still use a time format.

To instead use a number format, highlight the cells in the range C2:C13, then click the Number Format dropdown menu from the Home tab along the top ribbon, then click Number: The times in column C will now be shown in a decimal format: For example:

• 55 minutes and 34 seconds is equal to 55.57 minutes.
• 1 hour, 23 minutes and 30 seconds is equal to 83.50 minutes.
• 3 hours, 15 minutes and 1 second is equal to 195.02 minutes.

And so on.